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August 19, 2019
Alaska’s growing number of statewide wildfires have persisted this summer. It’s important to know that smoke can cause children to become sick in several ways. thread encourages all parents and early childhood educators to take precautions when dealing with poor air quality.
Children are more likely to be affected by health threats from wildfire smoke than adults. Children’s airways are still developing and they breathe more air per pound of body weight than adults. Also, children often spend more time outdoors engaged in activity and play.
Here are some steps to take to decrease children’s risk of illness from wildfire smoke, along with some additional resources that will help you make decisions regarding taking children outside:
Thank you for all you do to keep the children in our communities safe.
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